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Old 01-07-2009, 09:03 PM
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With such a low profile tire such as that, I'm almost positive either whatever she drove over either 1. was pointed enough to push the tire into the rim, thus ripping it -OR- 2. A large object came up and wedged itself in the wheel well and had no where to go, but into the rim.

My guess is #1. The clearance between the contact patch on the road and the rim are very close. Did your customer feel anything when this happened??

Also, what comes into mind are 'nails'. Concrete nails are huge. Maybe one got wedged just right?

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He says he has no idea what it was. He felt it, but that is all he knows.

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By the way it looks, running over something like a rock with low profiles would do that. I've seen some badly damaged wheels from potholes and low profiles with no tire damage.
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My guess would be the low tire pressure sensor is what caused the damage. Either a low tire and hitting something, or at impact the sensor pushed through the rim center.

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That is a thougth Steve, I was wondering if the sensor was damaged, I hadn't thought that the sensor may be the CAUSE of the damage to the rim. Hmmmmmm, we will find out soon the new wheel is due in tomorrow.


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Looks like he centre punched a standard size brick which rolled up as he drove over it, another possibility is the end of a construction sign which has a 1" dia piece of round tubing welded on the end.
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So what was the damage caused from?
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So what was the damage caused from?
He didn't know, he ran over something but didn't see what it was.

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To me it looks like a metal rod punch it, maybe re bar sticking out of the ground.

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He didn't know, he ran over something but didn't see what it was.

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So it wasn't in the area of the pressure sensor?
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